A total of nine scripted broadcast series were dispatched to TV’s dreaded MIA Network during the month of May, and one network was hit especially hard: ABC.
More than half of the casualties belonged to the Alphabet net, which during the month of May axed dramas For Life and Rebel, and comedies American Housewife, mixed-ish and Call Your Mother.
CBS — which announced its three biggest cancellations (MacGyver, NCIS: New Orleans, Mom) earlier this winter — pulled the plug on just two series, All Rise and The Unicorn, last month. Fox and NBC, meanwhile, parted ways with one show apiece, Prodigal Son and Debris, respectively. Refreshingly cancellation-averse CW put zero shows to death in May (unless you count the scandal-rocked Bulletproof, and, for the record, we’re not).